Can Gaming I-Cafés Be Charged With Amusement Tax?
Hey, this topic can be very controversial and not pleasant to the ears of most i-café owners but we have to face the fact that some bright local legislators (councilors in the common parlance) may soon think about ... read more
This is an old subject but because of PAPT’s recent announcement to crackdown on software piracy again, many questions are asked in different forums so I take the liberty to quote an old news release. I believe it ... read more
The distance of i-cafés from schools (distance provision) is an issue that has been bugging the industry since the start. Video arcades which came earlier than the gaming i-cafés were for the right reason not allowed to be ... read more
The City of Manila has recently passed an ordinance that prohibits, among other things, the entry of elementary and high school students to i-cafés during school hours. I do not know the details of Manila City Ordinance No. ... read more
There is a city in Metro-Manila where a local ordinance regulating the registration and operation of i-cafés provides for the classification of computer shops in the area according to the business model (services) that they offer. I was ... read more
While other countries like the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the European countries have long been classifying the games being sold in their territories and played by their citizens, I have yet to hear our national legislators talk ... read more